freedom, there are a number of such ranking out there and while they might generally agree on which States are good vs bad in this regard, they differ on the actual rankings for the good ones at least because they are measuring different things. For example, some of them give certain States where you need a license to carry concealed and/or open a higher ranking than VT where no licenses are needed at all and gun rights are firmly established in the VT State Constitution. They instead put a higher value on intangibles such as “gun culture”. That’s fine if that’s what they value more, but for me I err on the side of valuing tangibles. Do you need a license? Are guns rights protected by your State Constitution vs the current crop in the State House?